Scott Kelby has been doing a lot with remote camera triggering lately, with some great results using remote cameras at Atlanta Falcons games. We’ve posted a fewpreviousstories about his exploits, and now he’s back with the definitive guide to remote camera triggering.
He goes over what you need, how to set up it, and gives a couple of tips on where to place your cameras. He’s been depending on the PocketWizard Plus III’s to trigger all four of his cameras and he says:
“I used these for the first time during the play-offs and and I’m in love with these things. The range is incredible… so you can put remotes in crazy places. It also has 32 different channels so you don’t have to worry about someone else firing yours.”
He hopes the video inspires more people to try remote camera triggering and we do to! “Once you do it one time,” he says, “you’re going to absolutely love it!”
Erik Isakson is a sports lifestyle photographer working out of southern California. Along with filmmaker Jason Maughan, he recently produced this behind-the-scenes video of a shoot he did with athletes and dramatic splashes of water.
For the shoot, he used his PocketWizard FlexTT5 to trigger a couple of Profoto 8a strobes, which were placed behind the subject to create a rim light accentuating the mist and water flying through the air.
Considering almost everyone has a camera of some form or another with them all the time, it’s kind of crazy how popular (and fun) a good old fashioned photo booth can be.
In this AdoramaTV video presented by Mark Wallace, you’ll learn how to set up a photo booth that will automatically process and display your photos. All guests need to do is pick up the PocketWizard Plus III, stashed by the entrance, and click away to remotely fire both the camera and the flash.
Don’t forget, silly faces are mandatory and strictly enforced!
In this video, he presents the PocketWizard PlusX, which he finds to be a great option for people who want “rock solid reliability”, but don’t need all the features of the Plus III or FlexTT5. It’s also compatible with all other PocketWizards, making it great for someone like Matt, who’s already invested in a PocketWizard system.
Despite his name, That Nikon Guy is a great resource for photographers, no matter what gear you favor. See more of his videos and connect with him on Facebook.
Photographer Dave Lehl wanted to take action photography somewhere new; somewhere he hadn’t seen it go before.
After a whole lot of experimentation, Dave came up with the winning combination of a long exposure to create light trails and a HyperSynced flash shot to freeze the action. He used an Elinchrome Ranger and a Lumedyne for lighting, triggered with his new PocketWizard MiniTT1 units.
Just how fast did he go? He says, “I just got the new PocketWizard Mini’s, which allow for HyperSync®, which means you can sync your flash at a much faster speed. I think I was shooting at around an 800th or a 1000th of a second.”
Watch the video above for more behind-the-scenes details and to see the final shots. See more of his work on his site and follow him on tumblr.
Note: This video contains more cats than you might expect.
Photographer and photo educator Doug Gordon breaks down a bridal portrait session in this 12+ minute video. He explains how he dials in different intensities from his lights directly from his camera with the PocketWizard FlexTT5, MiniTT1, and the AC3 ZoneController.
Gordon’s premise is to have his system as stripped down and foolproof as possible. Stressing the total lighting control he can achieve from behind the camera, Gordon shows how different lighting setups work with slightly different bridal poses to achieve astonishingly different portraits.
Scott Kelby is offering a new show on KelbyTV dubbed Photography Tips & Tricks and it’s off to a fantastic, and mighty informative, start.
This first episode “features Scott Kelby, RC Concepcion, and special guest Bill Fortney sharing tips on using Auto ISO, bracketing, and setting up a remote camera in places to which you don’t have access.”
Cy Cyr is an Orlando based photographer who specializes in commercial and editorial portrait work. Golf Digest came to him when they wanted to create a humorous photo slideshow illustrating some all-too-familiar (for all you golfers out there) bad behavior on the course.
We tackled a list of 22 shot ideas generated by Golf Digest staff members and myself. The shoot lasted about ten hours, and my PocketWizard Plus® III radio triggers were there for everything. I was running Profoto Pro-7B’s with beauty dishes because of the portability, endurance, and consistency.
The popular photography blog FStoppers recently featured a behind the scenes video by CEB Imagery photographer C. Edward Brice of a dance powder shoot.
While many behind the scenes videos are merely “music videos of the photographer shooting,” CEB Imagery’s video includes a large amount of detailed and technical info on the shoot and doesn’t shy away from showing mistakes (and how to get past them).
The resulting images show a strong sense of movement and are somewhat ethereal in feeling. They were shot using three 580EX II’s and triggered by PocketWizard MiniTT1’s and FlexTT5’s.
A designer by trade, Ed McGowan picked up his studio’s DSLR in 2008 and has been hooked ever since. His delicately composed shots lie right at the intersection between design and photography. Below, his account of Viridian.
The idea for this portrait came the day before when some co-workers and I were exploring a little creek down the road. The creek itself was not too impressive, but I started to think of ways to disguise and transform it with the use of some clever photography. One of the ways was to use short DOF by shooting a wider aperture. The issue with shooting wide apertures is it tends to let in too much light. To counter this I used a ND filter. Since I knew we would be shooting in the later afternoon and the sun would be at the subjects back, I decided to use off-camera lighting to light the subject.